Remember when we actually had to memorize people’s phone numbers? It wasn’t really thaaaaaat long ago you know. Of course, we don’t really need to do that anymore, because our Smart Phones do that for us, right? Well, in short, the answer is yes; however occasionally settings can become reset and leave you scratching your head when pick up your device to text or call someone and your “Smart” Phone isn’t acting so smart anymore.
Do not fret. We will have this little dilemma fixed in no time and have you back to doing more important things with your spare time…like building LEGO® sculptures into replicas of your favorite jersey Shore fist-pumping establishment. = )
“So what happened?” you may be wondering. A lot of people don’t realize that when you hit that little button to agree to your software update, your phone’s settings get set back to factory defaults MOST of the time (with all your important stuff still kept intact). If you’ve recently updated to the latest Android Jelly Bean version 4.3 and have noticed things aren’t quite right, this is most likely the reason why. This auto complete feature is not enabled by default.
4 Steps to Happiness
1. Open your PHONE application, like you are going to make a phone call. I know you will be able to find this relatively easy.
2. Click the MENU soft key. Love how this key lights up!!
3. Choose Settings. You should be able to see either some version of “settings” or “call settings” displayed.
4. Now here’s the mucho, mucho most important part. Mike sure Dialpad Auto Complete is enabled.
♥ This SHOULD fix the issue when populating contacts in your phone and texting apps. If you are still having problems in the texting app, you can try and see if there is a similar setting there. Unfortunately, I do not have a device updated to the latest Jelly Bean version out, so I can not test it.
I’m still waiting for this push to roll out for my beloved Galaxy Note 2, and I will be posting about what to expect as far as changes go with this new OS release…for those of you wondering if you should hit that little update button or not. You can in fact, defer till the cows come home, but eventually resistance becomes futile.